AWS rookie here. I created a few EC2 instances under my AWS account and reused the same Key Pair for all of them. I believe (IIRC) that I had generated the Key Pair from inside AWS, but that could be wrong.
Over this past weekend I sold my old laptop (after completely wiping the hard disk) and got a new one. I'm just remembering now (
:facepalm) that I forgot to copy all my SSH private keys to a flash drive and that I no longer have them.
All I want/need to do is to SSH into my EC2 instances, but to do that I need my SSH keys. I still have AWS console access, and I can log in and view all my EC2 Key Pairs. But I don't see any options for downloading them or updating my EC2 instances with new Key Pairs.
So I ask:
- Is it possible for me to recover my existing Key Pairs somehow so that I can SSH into my EC2 instances? Again I can log into the AWS console. If not, then...
- Is it possible to generate another Key Pair and "swap it out" for my existing Key Pair?
I really don't want to have to tear down my old EC2 instances and re-provision new ones, that will take about a week for me to do (although, arguably, it would serve me right!).